K12 Strong Workforce

In summer 2018, the California legislature introduced the K12 Strong Workforce Program (K12 SWP) as an ongoing statewide funding opportunity. It is designed to support K–12 local education agencies (LEAs) in creating, improving, and expanding career technical education (CTE) courses, course sequences, programs of study, and pathways for students transitioning from secondary education to postsecondary education to living-wage employment.

Read more about the program and its primary objectives on the K12 Overview page.




Sandra Sanchez, Associate Vice Chancellor


Alejandro Sandoval, Associate Program Manager


Email the K12 Strong Workforce Program Help Desk

The K12 SWP Program is housed in NOVA. To request an account or login to the system, please visit the NOVA login page

Date Event
September 18, 2019  K12 SWP Introductory Webinar – Guidance to field announcing K12 SWP Funding Opportunity (A joint CDE/CCCCO statewide communication)
 October 1, 2019  Release of K12 SWP Request for Applications and Scoring Rubric
 September 17 through November 12, 2019  Regional Engagement Information Sessions
October 16, 2019  Questions Submission Deadline. Email questions
 October 21, 2019, 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm PST  Bidder's Conference Webinar
 November 1 through December 18, 2019  K12 SWP Online Application submission window in NOVA
 December 18, 2019, 5:00 pm PST  K12 SWP Applications due in NOVA system
 March 11, 2020  Appeals due to SWP Regional Consortium
 April 10, 2020  SWP Regional Consortia communicate intent to award funds to LEAs and initiate subcontract process
 December 31, 2022  K12 SWP project term ends

Engagement Meetings Welcome video

Region Meeting Location Meeting Date Meeting Time Registration Link
Bay Area North Bay 10/24/2019 10:00 am to 3:00 pm North Bay registration
Bay Area East Bay 11/14/2019 10:00 am to 3:00 pm East Bay registration
Bay Area SF / Peninsula 10/31/2019 10:00 am to 3:00 pm SF / Peninsula registration
Bay Area Silicon Valley 11/05/2019 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Silicon Valley registration
Bay Area Monterey Peninsula 11/04/2019 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Monterey Peninsula registration
Central Mother Lode Kern Ag Pavilion, E Belle Terrace
Bakersfield, CA 93307
10/01/2019 9:30 am to 3:00 pm Kern Ag, et al registration
Central Mother Lode West Hills College Lemoore
555 College Ave., Lemoore, CA  93245
10/02/2019 9:30 am to 3:00 pm West Hills, et al registration
Central Mother Lode San Joaquin County Office of Education - Wentworth Education Center,
2707 Transworld Drive, Stockton, CA 95206
The room is Burwood 2
10/03/2019 9:30 am to 3:00 pm San Joaquin, et al registration
Inland Empire/Desert Regional Consortium Westin Mission Hills Resort (in Rancho Mirage) 09/24/2019 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Westin Mission Hills registration
Los Angeles Mt. San Antonio College 10/03/19 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Mt. San Antonio registration
Los Angeles Long Beach City College 10/08/19 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Long Beach registration
North Far North Red Lion Hotel, Redding 10/08/2019 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Red Lion Hotel registration
North Far North Union Brick Event Center, Elk Grove 10/09/2019 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Union Brick registration
Orange County Orange County Department of Education Board Room
200 Kalmus Dr, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
11/12/2019 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm Orange County registration
San Diego / Imperial PCCD Palomar 09/12/2019 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm PCCD Palomar registration
San Diego / Imperial Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District 09/17/2019 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm Grossmont registration
San Diego / Imperial San Diego Community College District 09/25/2019 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm San Diego Community College registration
San Diego / Imperial Southwestern Community College District 09/30/2019 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm Southwestern Community College registration
San Diego / Imperial Maricopa Community College District 10/07/2019 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm Maricopa Community College registration
San Diego / Imperial  Imperial Valley College District 10/22/2019 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Imperial Valley College registration
South Central Coast Ventura (Pierpont Inn) 09/27/2019 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Ventura registration

Video  Presentation Transcript
 Introductory Webinar  N/A   N/A
 Bidder's Conference   N/A   N/A
 Selection Committee Welcome Webinar